A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a beauty event with a difference! The founder’s of Radical Skincare, sisters Rachel and Liz Edlich were in London to host a ‘Vision Board’ event.
A Vision Board event? At a beauty event?
I was intrigued.
The invite went on to say:
[The]… sisters…are deeply committed to more than skin deep assistance. They would love to share their knowledge and help you set your life goals and create your own vision board.
This was an event that I couldn’t miss as I am very much into one planning for the future and dreaming big! The event took place in the heart of Mayfair and the inspiration and motivation was flowing from the get go!
Liz and Rachel stated evening by sharing about the genesis of the brand – their desire to create a line that would produce indisputable anti-ageing results but kind to enough to be used on sensitive skins due to their own personal experiences – but where the sister’s really caught my attention was when they recounted the story of their father.
Dr. Richard F. Edlich was one of the most awarded plastic surgeons and authors in medicine today. He had the option to make millions as a private practitioner but he chose to serve in the academic arena so that his findings could benefit the medical sector and make a difference in the world. He impacted many lives and wrote numerous academic papers – all this despite the fact that Dr. Edlich was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis rendering him immobile and has been wheel chair bound for 20 years.
His purpose had given them purpose and a precious example of resilience and say no to no!
The sister’s elaborate on this story in this video..
The two sisters are a force to be reckoned with, but not in a bolshie, forceful way, but in a way that their sincerity of heart and belief in their mission is unquenchable.
They shared many other truisms on the evening:
Yes – 3 little letters that cause a radical change – Liz Edlich
Make a decision – successful people make the most decisions AND the most mistakes – Liz Edlich
Stay true to what inspires you and keeps your passion alive – Rachel Edlich
Don’t allow the ‘chatter’ from the outside direct your course – Liz Edlich
Radical = ordinary people doing extraordinary things – Liz Edlich
Radical is not easy, you have got to be strong – Liz Edlich
Don’t be self conscious, be self-aware.
To make a radical difference identify where change is needed.
After the presentation we got to ‘vision boarding’! Now if you are not familiar with this exercise (which is employed by Oprah Winfrey) this article will elaborate on the process).
Surrounding by magazines, scissors and glue, it was fun to take time out to refocus on goals and create a visual ode to one’s dreams….
…and boy did that the time fly! I was so engrossed in the process that 2 hours fleeted by as if it was a few minutes.
At the end of the process we were able to share our vision board with Lz and Rachel, who gave additional tips and challenged us to dream bigger and reach higher!
The brand promise real results and I am currently trialling a few of the products and I will do a full review in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, if you have been inspired to create a vision board do let me know!